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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Lincoln LS Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 232 hp @ 6750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Lincoln LS

  • A smooth, comfortable American sedan with a good heart, but it lacks the refinement and athleticism of its competition.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Confident steering and handling, optional V8 delivers plenty of smooth and quiet power, comfortable and roomy interior, optional THX-certified sound system.

  • Cons

    Lack of a manual transmission keeps it from true sport sedan status, build quality lags behind German and Japanese competitors, not as nimble as other sport sedans in its class.

  • What's New for 2005

    The LS features a new front fascia for 2005, and the automatic transmission has been tweaked yet again for improved shift feel and quality.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



'05 ls v6 update

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I now have 179,000 kms on this POS and its still "nickel and diming" me to death. The front end is rattling again after it had front struts, sway bar links, and tie rod ends installed at 145,000 Kms. The E-brake light is on and beeping. I don't use it so I don't understand why it would need service. The traction control switch fell through the hole in the console for no apparent reason. I had to replace the power steering pump because it was leaking badly. The oil pan is leaking again, at least I think it's the oil pan. The coil packs (5th set) are due to be changed again because the car stutters at times and that lets me know the coil packs will need changing soon. FORD - you suck!!!



16 of 16 people found this review helpful

Beware

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I purchased my 2005ls in 2006 with 20,000 miles on it. Now has 60,000. Nice body style but... Buyer beware! I have had a lot of trouble with this car and its in the shop again today. Always a problem with coils, the engine and other things. Reliability is very poor. I believe there should be recalls for these problems. Can any one help?



4 of 5 people found this review helpful

2005 ls v6

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I'm the not so proud owner of a '05 LS V6. This car has been a royal pain since I bought it. It's got 130K kms on it now. I can't keep coils or catalytic converters on it to save my a_ _. I contacted Ford 3 times and all I got was lip service from there complaint desk. I've been stranded so many times and spent so much money on this piece of garbage in repairs it's ridiculous. I was planning on buying a MKS but after all this pain it's not going to happen.




"warning" prospective lincoln owner

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I purchased a Lincoln new. 3 months after the manufacturer's warranty expired and only 46,500 miles driven, I started experiencing problems; first the ignition coils($600 aftermarket), the air conditioner($400), parking brakes, brake rotors, pvc tube, etc. I wrote Ford-Lincoln numerous times, but they have refused to take responsibility. Don't be deceived, after more research, Others have experienced the same problems. These are common problems with the Lincoln models, I don't understand why there have not been a recall?




Fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I'm a 20 year old male who went from a 1999 Mercury Sable LS to a 2005 Lincoln LS V6 Luxury. The exterior of the car is just great. It's a very sharp looking car that turns heads. The base audio system puts out a good amount of power. It gives a very comfortable drive in town and on long highway trips. Car really hugs the road on winding and hilly roads. Not up to par with the European industry leaders, but good for what it is.




Great car as long as

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I loved driving the Lincoln LS-Great Car!But accidently ran off road dodging deer, car slide down incline & hit covert. When car flipped 3 to 4 times completely totalling out car the only airbag that deployed was passenger's side front. Car nose dived on driver's side flipping & hit every point on car but the steering wheel nor side airbags ever deployed. Lucky to be alive! If you own a Lincoln LS have airbags checked-end this accident I was informed all airbags should've deployed that would've help prevent alot of pain & stay in hospital.



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Full 2005 Lincoln LS Review

What's New for 2005

The LS features a new front fascia for 2005, and the automatic transmission has been tweaked yet again for improved shift feel and quality.

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Talk About The 2005 LS

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jpate88
jpate88
06-25-2010
What are the best spark plugs for our cars?...


jpate88
jpate88
06-25-2010
Let me start out by telling you guy the story on this car. I bought this car really cheap from a friend that owns a pawn shop. The car is a 2005 Lincoln ls v6 with 61k. I took it to ADVANCED AUTO and ...


brnpa
brnpa
04-15-2009
Well, my wife's '95 SHO is really dying and we've been driving just about everything on 4 wheels over the last year and the only thing that she feels approaches the SHO's ride and power (without spend...



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